Friday, March 23, 2012

OWH Stars & Stamps Sketch Challenge #113 and Tuesday's Tutorial and Wednesday's Challenge

Good Friday morning -

I am posting five cards today -- three are all fashioned after this weeks sketch #113 over at OWH.   I've added a few embellishments on those cards.  The third card I flipped and made a little adjustment to the layout - this card is for Tuesday tutorial - faux leather.

I tried the faux leather on the card with the old truck.  The technique is easy to do -- just a little time consuming putting the masking tape on.  I found the faux leather to be rather delicate - when I punched holes for my buttons my hole punch marked up the side -- so I tried to cover it with ink -- but it doesn't dry -- so I had to emboss a small section that had the boo boo -- but all in all I think it turned out the way it is supposed to look.

The fourth and fifth cards are for Wednesday's Throwdown Challenge at OWH.  The challenge was to use green and yellow on your card.

Thanks for stopping in -- I hope you all have a fun crafting weekend.


This card is for Sunday's Challenge - sketch #113
I used Shitzu dog stamp from Dragonflylaser and the
DP is from Colorbok -  the polka dots paper is SU.
The yellow ribbon I bought a rummage sale - I got a
hug role for 50 cents - it is double sided satin - I love it
when I find a deal.  :-)    The butterfly punch is from
EK Success

This card is for the OWH Sketch Challenge # 113 too.  On this card I used a scrap  for the background  - the wide strip of letter paper is from  Graphic 45, the yellow polka dot paper is from SU.  The buttons are some more of my bargain hunting finds.  The doggie stamp is from RubberHedgehog Rubber Stamps.  

This is my attempt at the faux leather.  This was Tuesday tutorial --  I used scraps fro the large strip and the narrow strip I took from an old dictionary that I purchased at a thrift shop.  The old rusty truck stamp is from Stamper's Best.
This card is for Wednesday's Throwdown Challenge - to use green and yellow on our cards.   I used all SU cardstock and the DP is from K&Company.  I also used the SU Framelits by Sizzix and the sentiment is SU.  The little leaves above and below the sentiment are from Hero Arts.  
This card is also for Wednesday's Challenge.  With Father's Day coming I wanted to do something masculine.   The DP is from Sugar Tree.  The polka dot paper is SU.  The "dad" is from Studio g and the sentiment is from Hero Arts.  I used a trout fish stamp -- but I am not sure where I bought it from -- there was not mark on the stamp either.  I also used a real fly fishing hook on the from for an embellishment.


Paula S. said...

Terrific group of cards! I think the faux leather came out great. It's perfect for the truck image and the buttons are such a great finishing touch.

Linda said...

Great set of cards! I think the truck one is my favorite! Thanks for sharing!

Donna Hanley said...

Sharon each one of these cards is fantastic in there own way. You have just made a lot of recipients happy with the wonderful cards. WHEW,I think you'll need a rest soon, that was a lot of work.

Carol L said...

Great cards, all of them! The faux leather turned out great, and lucky you to find that amazing deal on ribbon! I always run out of yellow ribbon!

Julie said...

Wow, you've been busy! All great cards! Love those stamped doggies :) Thanks for joining us in this week's OWH Stars & Stamps Sketch Challenge!

Lee Mae said...

Hi Sharon! All of your cards are terrific. Love the dog ones and the faux leather came out excellently. Your last two Throwdown cards are so different from each other and totally perfect, each one. Thanks for playing in our Midweek Throwdown Challenge at Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps!

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

great job on all the challenges - you have your card making mojo going strong. thanks for supporting OWH

Barb Housner